Ch 15: AEPA: World War I

About This Chapter

With the activities of this chapter, review the causes, battles, end, and effects of WWI as you prepare for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science certification exam. Quizzes found throughout the chapter will help you determine how well you remember the information you've reviewed.

AEPA: World War I - Chapter Summary

Watch this series of short, engaging lesson videos about the events of World War I (WWI), how it ended, and how it laid the foundations for future conflict, despite being called the war to end all wars. These lesson videos are taught by expert instructors who are also available to answer any questions you may have so that you can master the material presented about:

  • Factors the led to WWI
  • Land, sea, and air battles of the war
  • Secret agreements and diplomatic arrangements during the war
  • Entry of the U.S. and exit of Russia during the war
  • The Peace of Paris
  • Consequences of the Great War
  • Russian Revolution and the creation of the U.S.S.R

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons by watching them on your mobile devices, or for an alternative review read over the written lesson transcripts. Before completing this chapter be sure to test your understanding of the material presented with the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These assessments will help you find topics of the chapter you didn't master, so that you can return to the lessons to improve your understanding of them.

AEPA: World War I - Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science tests prospective middle-grades educators' competency with social sciences. To do so, it asks test-takers a series of 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. Of the material covered on this exam, 50% belongs to the domain of History. Use this chapter to prepare for questions in this domain that may ask you about the events and consequences of WWI.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: AEPA: World War I
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Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

1. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

2. The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

In this lesson, we will explore the way in which Europe was a sort of 'powder keg' in the years leading up to World War I. We will examine the sources of tension among the European powers and explore how these played a role in the outbreak of World War I.

World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

3. World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

In this lesson, we will look specifically at the way World War I was waged on land, at sea, and in the air. We will explore how warfare was conducted within these contexts, and learn about the new technologies that made this possible.

Famous Battles of the First World War

4. Famous Battles of the First World War

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the famous battles of World War I. We will learn why these battles are important and how they affected the course of the war.

Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements

5. Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements

In this lesson, we will explore the diplomatic history surrounding World War I. We will highlight the systems of alliances and take a look at key diplomatic events, such as the Zimmermann telegram controversy and the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

6. WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

In this lesson, we will learn about America's entry into World War I in 1917, and Russia's exit from the war between 1917 and 1918. We will learn about what led to these developments, and how they affected the course of the war.

The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

7. The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of World War I and the Peace of Paris. We will learn what events transpired to bring about the end of the war and what provisions were laid forth in the Treaty of Versailles.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

8. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

9. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

10. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

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